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Aug. 21, 1840, edition 1 /
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fc. if 1 jQSE&TS, EEltOES. will be probably removed." : So I would waning o- the people of all other cotton
f- J " . ,-. say to yW, if you meet with apparent dffi- countncs, the article for centuries will con.
vrtBkwBfnMJW"0 -Jv' ' '- culticsyou should no way discourage tinua to be the. most profitable, cultivation
, at J- I CIiUT.,:'' ;- yourselves, but proceed. Mark the diffi. of all the products of the Americao States.
' : MeCTTm.." u pubfrW t Two culty, and recur to it until yttor doubts are The Nile, unlike all rivers known to us,
TwfiyCeBi,nui,tojvaa,or removed. ; ; ...s r?" vr;" divides desert of two thousand miles in ex-
SSVbIUi Tricot at ths op. ttoyaur vprybestnt, each Successive Itv tent, consUting of frightful plains of eihft-
JWBnr ,r P"" citation-. Let each lesson, if possible, , be ing sands, and mountains of lofty and pre-
fniiv r jjj hwerted at One JJouar I oeuer man ws preyecessor ijay a strong i cipuoua rocs, w nero rain nc,ver wus,
A"rr. uSKLindTwttf.nwwinw I necessity upon yourselves to do a tliinir. I vegetation can never exiat. Amidst those
... . , . . I . . -11 1 . - . II t I . . 1 ! ?
ana you wui ao a. , ii you accustom your i urenry aooaes oi perpetual silence a mnjes-
selves to the best mode of. performance, I tic river flows from south to north, and like
you will be ashamed of any other mode thon the Mississippi and Red Riven ever bear
the best. Study, too, not only with a view ing to the eastward and ever wearing the
ofknowingt but also, of communicating clifjs off that side. tTu-river consists ofa
what you knqw. . To know, and to be able I, volume of water about lour hundred yards
MTifiRXCE IN STUDY.
KJteat. tAddrei to the St I to communicate your knowledge, are equal. wider than wo Mississippi, with less than
j i J the Ohio University, at the open, j " important to your usefulness. . . ' - half ts depth, and nearly one third less in
- s ?F nl if-MiUflaa. 1 , Study m this Way. and you will never velocity. The Nile, like the Mississippi,
;',f frT- ' ,. . : 1 complain fa want ofintcrest in your stud- has its, oceanic lakes. : Their donfigura-
You bre various ovyw - fea. You will love them you will prize n distinguish them from those formed by
Ufe;lutwlateyeryou undertake you thenyou will be an enlhusiast In mem. the cut-off -They are, traced one hundred
VlH fed the need .of thoroughly disciplined They will bo to you as your meat and and eighty miles up the river, lake Mens
. J J" irrcat . kflOW leflge , Of deep re- ,. n el hmni thn hiohrat? whito on thfl vale ofth
and a perfect command of your m a 8tudyof which your Uons are feint, Mississippi, detached portions the Golf
Aimeofvou may be colled to I . . m ' kfM v;n Mwv.tf hnnmH m;u
ru, tribes as ChnsUan I the student seldom is interested inaetudy above iu mouth. - : i " V i;
awl civilizers of men. lour - first step wliich . . commcnc;n Tlie vale of the Nile,1 for one thousand
be to reduce a language B m wiU TOl,mUe
keasnd unwntten to the wntten form to kDOWedget diflCfpUue of mind, and sound
Mkc a sipiwu" -""' j j--1 intellectual habits.
sad tfssenam ; w reouuc u ysiein
.i?i:.l Knt dim " without anakxrv in
KnTlua unaided, to make I CONTRAST BETWEEN THE NIL.
TL.i ! rftinnn. 1 AND UISSISSIPPL
X. and theft translations of the Bible and I The followimr is the conclusion of an el.
(Undnrtl works of Earopean literature.-- J pmnt sketch from the pen of the late learn
WiU this work require learning ! Whom j ed savan and traveller, Doctor Nutt, of
rfvour Dumber swu we sppomi wni Kodney, Mississippi.
miles in extent may average fifteen miles
in width while the Mississippi, for- the
same distance,' will average forty miles.
The Nile appears to contain two thirds
more arable land than tle Mississippi, and
when we take into consideration all the cir
cumstances of the two rivers, are conw
strained to allow to the Nile a term of years
vastly greater since the alluvial land has
been in a state of accumulation.
From the German.)
""GOD" SEEN" IN HIS WORKBT
In the beautiful part of Germany, which
the absence of frost- It is formed entirely I borders on the Rhine, there is a noble cas.
of the deposition of the river, which car- j tie, which as you travel on the western
ties wiihia ks bosom one-fifth of the earth, banks of the river, you may see lifting its
sippi , and is more fertile thai) this river, but I the grove of trees about as old . as itself.
less so tliani R'. River of Louisiana. I About forty years ago, there lived in that
When the river is ,nswgy nnicven until it I castle, a noble gentleman, whom we call
Whom, I say, shah wcsendT Shall H bethe "The vnlcpfthe Nnesojong the admi
joungnwn wlw faintoovei-a sentcnce: of j ration of tle traveller, is - dtiserving of
titia or ureea f woo wui not iuo po" j prauw, bottitortne fcrtiUty of its soil and
to ODderstaiM tne power anu uaium w
fiew here ke has every help I - No, we
must have better stuff for this noble i
that you form no judgment of the goodness
of God) by witnessing such Wonders of his
handy works as are now before you t Let
me never hear you, my good friend, ryain
say that you know not Gody unless you
nave lost Hie use or your aenses.
We want men for the field of science
V) make abstruse mathematical and philo
annhical uTvcstfsations, to take observa-
tiootia various parts of tho earth, and to j returns within its tanks, the water, has a Baron . . Tlie Baron had only one
Mreaiu upon the expeditions of scien-tyery dark color, which.it exchanges for a I aon, who iwas not only a comfort, butsT
Jifkj exptorauoih whicn the spim 01 uie age fight red after a full of ten or fifteen feet Messing to all who lived -on. his father s
k tending forth. Whom of your number Tnie blackness of the water and soil seems! land. X '
fbau we assign to this wont i oihul ii dc i td.be communicated from the decomposM It happened on a certoain occasion, that
the student who falters at the black board, tion of basalt ; This we infer, from finding I this young man being from home, there
lay the red granite at the I came a r rencn gentleman to see tne jttaron.
he sandstone of the sec. I As soon as this gentleman came into the
may constitute a great I castle, he began to talk of his Heavenly
er stands mute and. motionless, or 'whose
ymd erai dnmmstnmiix is can'fdo U1--We
want men in our courts of Jaw, who
shall investigate long, pcrpclxcd and tuni
cate questions of right, requiring patient,
Intense; incumbent attention for days, and
sometimes for weeks. Whom shall we
set apart for this work f Shall' it be the
totalled genius, who is all things by turns,
thj6 basalt to
ond cataract fl
part of the mountains of Abysihia.
Egypt: in an agricultural point of view,
is peculiarly situated. While all the re
gions of "the Mediterranean are favored
with rains during the winter and spring
seasons plenty, the result or moderate
Father in terms that chilled the old man a
blood ; on which the Baron reproved him
saying, " Are you not snud of offending
1 I - ! U A I a trf ...
such a manner !n --i - L
The gentleman said that he knew no-
and nothing long!. No, young gcntlemcnf and repeated' rains, and famine, the off- j thing about God, for he had never seen
we most nave aincrem materials, - we I spring of excess or deficiency or rain nun. . . - ,
want vou, bflt you must arird voursclf un Krvnt ia a countrv of nernctual growth a ' Tlie Baron did not notice "at this time
voa must prepare Yourselves, some for countrv where rain never alls, and where I what the ccntleman said," but the next
MwdKmrlnvmt- and unrrn fnranntfwr. hiit I miltimtlin nntin11fwiu1a iinnn ihn wntnra I mornirtlf took him about . his castle and
- r - -w - y . wa a Latvia vumiv mj jvj. uu7 urvu miu a a.v q. ------ -- --- .
all for otcfulncss, all for eminence. Away I of tho Nile. Nor is the- Nile more cer-1 ground, and took occasion. first to show him
aha that timidity of spirit which attempts I tain to arri ve at the convenient and happy a very beautiful picture that hung on the
EtlJe. and ofcoarso accomplishes less. I noint of elevation than the Mediterranean wall. - -
Aia means of keeping yourselves in I regions to be attended by moderate and j The gentleman admired the picture very
that course of conduct which you mark' out timely rains. The Nile is not subjected to much; and said,' Whoever drewthis pie-
for voorsclves .kt me recommend to vou the snmn eTtmmea of elevation as the wa.t ture. .knows very well how to use bis
the practice of UtePithasoreans. of review. I tera of tho MiasMsinni. but a double fatality I pencil.'
fag at night the transactions of each day. I attends it, in rising too high or not high 'Jkly ann drew that picture,' aaid the Ba
Call vounclvcs to a strict account I!t I enrnirrl for. in tither case, a famine fol.lron. . n 1
ao da j pass at the close of which you may lows.; Jf ao high as to pass freely over the 'Then your son is a very clever man ,'
aotwitha mod conscience sav I have this banks, the aummcr and fall crona will he replied the gentleman.
dsymadesome advancement in moral and tost; and I IT not sufficiently high to cover or I Ther Baron then went with his visitor
intellectual improvement I am wiser and soften the land in the rear, not only are the 0to the garden, and showed him many
Mttet by having lived another day. Pur- farmers unable to irrigate the first crop, beautiful flowers and plantations of forest
sue this coarse, and vr.u will not fall to he. I mnxixf inor rf cane. rice, cotton, flax, beans. I trees.
ome both wise and irood'mcn. You will and dura or miinea corn, but are unable to '.Who has tlie ordering of this garden t'
. stand at far in advace of the ercat mnio of nrocure water to soften the back lands bv asked the ccntleman.
BKB U VOUr Onnortiinitin am MnM thna which in omv thn whrat and harUv rmna. I 'My SOn. replied the BurOO t h0 knOWS
wnas. cut it at the close or each dav vou TheNue.uke the Mississippi, has its every pin in, i iirayBuy,iruiuuij wur y
jmid VcU use the word of Titna imnn a I limitnH rpoion for the cmwth of the cotton I Lebanon, to the hyssop on the wall.
diflerent occasion. Perdidi dltm I .and atill nlant AVhilo .he Miaaiarinoi contains 'Indeed,' said the eentlcman, I shall
WaOrWraft.thftria of vnti IJHln n thmn Acrnvok of Intitiuln most nmhtahln for Aink 'very hiffhly of him SOOn. :
r A' tabular dairy, aomethine like cultivation, the Nik has one and a half de, h The Baron then took him into the village
"at of Franklin, whinh vou will find in hi. I ermea w hich admit of aiieh a cultivation, and showed him a small neat cottage
orks, in which you would briefly note The product is one-fifth in quantity of that where his son had established a school,
Jour success and your deficiencies, would of Mississippi The difference in quantity where he caused all young children who
of excellent I had losttheirnarenU. to bo received and
i 'n th. .1,J i...j ItopwhirJirxvMiraat an unfamrahle neriad I nourished St blS Own expense,. .
.t one ot two thhL Tho w I a timo when the cotton bolls are more rapJThe 3iildren inliotiselooltciiin.
le to be observed I-wklu- w.wt idly forminir than at any other time of the nocent and aohappythat- the; gentleman
with all your miirht When vou Annual growth, and when the tap root hav. was very much pleased, and when he rc-
"Penyour book, call inaad concentrate all g descended fifteen feet, suffer decay from turned tow casue, ne saia jq mo.jjaron
tbennAr.t. k. .j rr:.. . Ik; -oi,i in r wfo Tk fiht ! what a happy man you are to have so
-j. uwugm, , ana iei mem . no i J"" " ... . lj i . .
""jusnt with intoiMiHr k v. ion ana siikv. nosscssinfF a iikc numoer oi i B" "
v .. ; muvu juwrt Frf r-t r f 1 1 I 1 1 T a ... A.
wjw. Mere dalliance with books,: is nodules, and is often found to partake of the I "
n idle and most pernicious haraf TTnw crcant or nranro Bolorirwhicn it: Jawnrires J ?Pni
you know I have so good a
Because I have seen KuTworks,
tSn VOII anvintnli-l. . -l ' . Ifmmaitn
if you study with a wanlJ - aZ?a This occurrence U less frequent with the know that he must be both good and clever
iention! . - . . , ; ' ; , ; cotton of
the Mississiooi. on account of too " has done all that you have shown me.'
&udy with aeei-rm, t.i.a. much damnness of the climate but where - 'But you have never aeen him. .
ediom in your mind. IT ISlLT it does exist, can bo detected by -entering a . ?No, but I know him very 'well, because
-Pna no scholanihm k- ia r ein cotton room at night, as it tails not to vt """
?ng a thinsr, and doinir it wr-n h fcW.i. impart the smeU of soap. The cotton of You do! and
.w. Let the doinrr a h;- w- k-i- Syria. Palestine, and Asia Minor, ia with, this window,
"yooresumoiion equivalent to not doinjr wA tfAaf 0,19 M abort and lesi
at alL ' It ia tn k: . j . . Cm and Ka nmdiirt in the arm ia about
Wledg, cannot be attained witholrt nn! oncJeighth of that of the cotton regions, of the sky, and shcdding its glories over one
Tm . . ' i ... . -. - n t j-nr .1 i ai Ida nnfMar iinmrua in inn wnnu 2 anu &
MISSISSIPPI. DUCU a iuufreicc iu uio iiuau- i " V
now please to draw near
and tell me what you ob
serve." .-, (
. Whtr T boa thn aim ' rmwlliner thnaiurh
j . J m. uw wv . -. . O o
sa ftbor. ti- k:. . . " xi
your mind, untaiect-fo. tity and quality oftheeotton may proceed behold a mighty river at, my Cect, aira
There m.. v- llZ: 3 from too much dryness of the crowine pc- vastrangef woods. I sec pasture grounds
itUperfecUy undrsW-untii ril, and the coolness of, the spring and and orchards and vineyards and catUe and
!XtLd faUJeasons. Thuait appears that in all .ecp .feeding in greenelds ; and many
some subjects 3 ar dTfrS countrie. where the auunner. are without thatched cottages scattered hero and there.
wlertond,aSX rain.andthe atmosphere aa dry aainthose 'And doyou seeany thing- to beadmu
W.aatUii4, JL7lI ra: nftrl.ntriihnrnern.thercot. red inthwT Is there any thing pleasant
Jf..tta languRg of Sir Srd bn plant .cannot be very profitably cuW orToveryi or cheerful in aU that i spread
v' w the mvfsMi.:. v ;.-: , ltt . ! Ibeforeyour! .
rfaeorderMZ: 7 Wo Jnelined to ihink that all the 'Do you think I want common senseTor
SWrf7J:LL cotor of my.ejs, my
thi onaint r .CitT those of Asia and Africa, are accompanied friend I'.aaid the gentleman, wmewnai an
id aoiiM . r .1. . - ,t i i . i .v:..t.
inM.i . . . i . 1.: tA : ik. iTnitPf i dv secin? ms cooa worKs. wu,u
j . .wrj P. W r'naps pvuy -"""" Z iJTi W-t V now does
aame.) his doubts 1 states and mat consiaenng uie conunuvu v- -
, (Froiri the Cmtholie TeWjrapo. '
NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN
We extract the-follewing from an arti-
clo which apicared some' months since in
tin; Portland Oriont which forcibly illus
trates by a reference to well authenticated
facts, that man is never too old to learn.
Socrates at an extreme old aire, learn
ed to nlav on musical instruments.' "Thin
would look ridiculous for some of toe richJ
old men in our city , especially if they should
take in to their heads to thumb a guitar under
a lady winnow, which Socrates did not do,
but only learned to play upon some instiu
mcnts of his time, not a guitar, for the pur
pose of resisting the fear of old age. :
Cato, at eighty years of age, thought
proper to learn the Greek language.' Ma
ny of our young men at thirty "and forty
have forgotten even the alphabet of a Ian
guage. the knowledge of which, was neces
sary to enter t colleee. A find "comment
upon their love of letters truly,
. Plutarch, when between : seventy and
eighty commenced the study of the Latin
Monyjof pur young lawyers," not thirty
years of age. think that mn prtut, scire
I facias , &ic are English expressions, they
will reply that they are too old to think of
' Baccacio was thirty years of airo when
be commenced his studies in pol'to litem.
tureYet he became ono-)f three great j
masters of the luscan dialect, JJanto and
Petrarch being the other two. There are
many among us ten years younger than
Baccacio who are dying of ennui, and re-
grci mat iney were not educated to a taste
tor literature, out now they arc too oU.
Sir Henry Spclman neglected the scien
ces in bis youth, but commenced the study
of them when he was between fifty and six
ty years of age. After this time he be.
came the most learned antiquarian and law.
yer. Our young men begin to think of
laying their seniors on the shelf when they
have reached sixty years of age. t How
different the present estimate put up
on experience, from that m'hichrjttajractcx.
ised a certain period of thd Grecian repub
lic when a man was not allowed to open his
mouth in caucuses or political meetings who
was under fortv vnara of II' ' '
, ji o -
r!nlhlrt tho (nmnlla Pmnk UWlJ;
sixty years of age, returned JW' his Latin
and Law studies. ; How 'many of our Col.
lege-bred men have eyer looked into their
classics since their graduation.
r Dr. Johnson.applied himself in the Dutch
hnguage but a few years before his death.
Most of our merchants and lawyers of,
twenty-five, thirty, and forty years of age,
are obliged to apply to a teacher to trans
late a business letter wntten in the r rench
language, which might be learned in the
tenth part of die time required for the
Dutch and all because they are too old to
Ludevico Menaldesco, at the grout age of
one hundred and fifteen, wrote the memoirs
of his own time. A singular exertion no
ticed by Voltaire, who was himself one of
the most remakable instances of tho pro
gress of age in new studies : .
Ugilby, tlietranslater of Homer and V ir.
gil. was unacquainted with Greek and
Latin till he was past fifty.
r rankhn did not fully commence his
hilosophical pursuit till he had reached
is fiftieth yiivHowniany-amonrf us
of thirty, forty, and fifty, who read nothing ;
but newspapers, but tor the want of a 'taste
for natural philosophy ! But , we nie too
old to learn. ' V
Accorso. a irreat Lawyer, beinir asked
n . v ' y . c..
whvheheran the stud v of law so late. an.
j o J '
g we red, that indeed he began it late, but
he should therefore master it tnoi sooner.
This agrees with our theory, that healthy
old age gives a man the power of accom
pushing a difficult study in much less time
than would he necessary to one of half his
k . w ...
years. " - .'v -
Brydcn, jnhis sixty-eighth year, eom-
menced the translation of tlie Iliad, and his
most pleasing Drxductkins werwriltcnJn
his old age, i J "
iVjtcouJdgoioo arid jatcthousanda jof
examples of men who commenced a new
study, and struck out .into entirely new pur.
suits,' either for Uvclihood' or amusement,
at an advaricod age. But everyone famil-
lar with the- biography of distinguished
men , will recollect individual cases enough J
to convince him that none but the sick and
indolent will ever say, am too old to
The following punishment of drunken-
' a- .J .i i
ocsa W9s wxciy uiiucieu uy una nopmncc. ai
Constantinople. An unfortunate Mussul
man, who, under the influence of wine,
had lost his perpendicular, was tied upon a
lame mule,' with his bead, on which was
placed a round European hat, towards the
tail of the animal, and behind him was tied
a dog, back to back. After, paving para
ded him through the streets; stopping at
every fountain to sprinkle him with water
and mud. be was taken by the populace to
the banks of the Bosphprus, and plunged
into the water with, his innocent compan
ion. The hair of the back of the dog was
then cut in the form of a cross, and the
beard of the Mussulman' was 'shaved off
with the same razor.' ,IIe was subsequent,
ly plunged twice into the Bosphorus, and
the purification was considered perfect
,y:. FAMILY GOVERNMENT.
Columns of newspapers and volumes of
books have been written on this subject,
and to very good purposes in many; cast:
But after all , the secret is more in a nut.
sliell than1 is commonly supposed. , The !
greatest secret in the whola matter consists j
in being a truly good parent Tout "cldl.
dren see you in your .. domestic careless.
ness. . They know the real character . of
their parents better than persons do who
live in other bouses and who only see you
when you are on your gaurd. If they find
their parents unkind to each other, or fail
ing in any way to maintain in private, the
cliaractcrs which they assume in public,
their respect ia gonc their confidence is
broken down. If your child has ever known
you to be giulty of telling a lie how can
you govern him 1 If he knows you have
cheated a neighbor, how can you govern
him 1 7 U he sees you - in public putting
on the air and manner, and claiming to be
a Christian, while in his close watching he
sees that you are full of pride? and -bitter
feelings, and ambition, and covetuousncss :
that your religion goes off at the corner of
the streets, and none of it in your bed-cham-
ber, how can you; govern your child T
. First, then, be a good smn,: and a good
municating the Truth, which is Uiisi X
Drukard is the spoil of civility ; the destruci
tioo of reason ; the robber's agent; tba
alehouse 's benefoctor J his wife 's sorrow
his children's trouble ; hfsown shame ; his
neighbor's scoff; a walking awilLbowlj
the picture, of a beast ; the ssonster of
manr ' ' .." : - T "
Secondly, govern vouridf, always, and
without the least degree of unfair charity
towards yourself. Tho laws you enact for
your children, never brook yourself. If
you break out with bad passion and excuse
yourself, you must certainly be asgener
pus to your chidren, and excuse them. ' for
tho same fault in the same way. How can
you govern your children If youcannot I
govern yourseltT - - '
Thirdly, let all your, requirements bo
just and generous; never given for- your
own good, but always for the good of your
FourthlvDare no pains civo yourself no
rest in body or mind, while any thing re
mains to be done which can enlighten the
understanding or sweeten the affections of
your children. v -
Fifthly, let all your orders be wisely giv-
en, and then maintain them at all hazzards.
Never in one instance allow your word to
fail. 1 rust chiefly to kindness and pur
suasion, and reasoning, snd use punish,
ment ofany kind as little as possible. But
let it laways be understood that obedience
full and entire, must be yielded to your di
recbons, and that you - will though with
great considerate ness and affection, never
- tie nod toued too earnest IV Mtul ton Ln
Like, an imprisoned bird, his spirit, strujS
glingfora iwore perfect frecdoii had beat
against Its prison bars, and now its earthly
tabernacle was shattered. Itv is Trwlan.:
choly to see the decay, the gradual droopi'
ing, and premature death of the young and
strangely gifted How many hopes-bow
manv afWtmna clustered i' around ant
'" l:it bp- l.fk'lT'V
1 ft:. -f.ftf ivrlJf-fcV'
w - . ' . .... - . i. -
dona .. One pale checTi rested upua
emaciated hand, and his eye was fixed
thoughtfully uprm the volume opened be
fore him yet the page Was to him but a
blurred and confused moss. . HU mind was
away among earlier , days and jbrightcr
scenes He thought of the post, aud a
faint smile lighted up for a moment his
pallid countenance There were- hopes
until such obedience is rendered.
Mind these rules, and with very little se.
verity in any way, you will seldom fail of
securing all the benchts ot a reciprocally
.? j ii I I r. :i '
aiiccuonaie ana wen oruercu iniiuiy. .
VERY OLD BUT VERY GOOD.
A QOAINT- 8EKN0N. '.y' .:
Dodu was a minister who lived many
years ago, a few miles from Cambridge y
and having several tunes neon preacning
against drunkenness, some of the Cam
bridge scholars (conscience, which is shaif.
per man ten thousand witnesses, being their
monitor) were very mucnyonenoea, ana
thought ho made rcflectionson them. "i
,L Some little time aftert)odd was walking
towards (mbridgeyand met some of the
gownsmen, wboas soon as they saw mm at
a distance, resolved to make some ridicule
of him. Assoon as he came up , they ac
costed him with" Your servant, sir !'' Here,
plietlifour servant, gentlemen." They
asked him if he had not been preaching
'ycryjnuch against drunkenness or. Jate T
He answered-jn tlid affirmative. They
then told him theyhadafavortobegofbim,
andt was that he would preach a sermon to
tliem there, from a text they should
choose. He argued it was an imposition,
for a man ought to have some considers
tion before preaching. They said they
would not put un with a denial, and insist
ed upon his 'preaching immediately (in a
hollow tree which stood by tne roau siae,;
from the word MALT. lie then began :
l am aliulo man coma at short
to preach a short sermonfroin a short text
to a thin congregationr-yn an unworthy
pulpit .Beloved, my text is MAtT. L lean.
not divide it into sentences, there being
nonej nor.intQ words there being but one
I must therefore of necessity, divide it into
letters, which I find in my text to be these
four M A L T.
M is MoraL . ' ...
L is Literal. - -T
Tho moral is to teach you young rus-
ticks good manners i tlH-refore, M my
Masters, A all of you, J leave on, i
ng. '. .- -
jo Allegorical is, when one thing;, is
spoken of, and another meant The thing
spoken of is malt The thing meant is the
spirit of Malt, whicn you rusticK jnrmKe,
M your Meat, A your Apparel Lr
your Liberty, and T-ryour Trust ' ? -The
Literal is, according to the letters,
M Much,' A Ale, L Little, T Trust
.Tne. ineological is, according to the et.
feet it works in some, M Murder in
others, A adultery in all, L Loose
ness of Life and in many,T Treaclu
I shall conclude; the subject, rirst, try
way of exhortation. M my Masters, A
All of you, L Listen T To my
Text Second by way of Caution. . M-t-My
Masters,.A4--All of you, L Look fpr
T The Truth. Third, by way ,of com-
and joysi and aspirations, and anticipated
triumph i" that camo thronging upon h1
soul in that brief retorspect, and lus strong
ambition awoke again to die! ,l I,
-. The panorama passed ; Tlie r realities
of tho present were before his eves j and
a .a". ... . .
no sighed to think, that Uie-brilliant
ise oi nis morning naa departed ere . noon
The obiect for which ho had toilnd wan in.
attained Ease had been forrgoaci. heatlh
sacrificed ; the springing affections of his
heart crushed down and strangled m their
birthbulthe prize ho sought was still un.
won, Oh! Fame,; thou mocker, of thn
sanguine heart! how much of life, and
love, and peace, havo been immolated .up
on thine altar in yoitt ! ttaw few of thy
votaries win the meed for which they toil !
solemnly passed the night. lm blush
ing dawn looked timidly over -earthy and
the birds were musical amonrf (he trwA
Men came forth to labor, but tho nalo 'and
sickly student came not with tiiem.' Ilia
labor jvas done. fiV.i Yorker."
The St Louis Pennant objects to thn
Shrases, "drunk as afcs-" ''htatthf
.iUTOftaisi'3 teysit I,
a gross slander upon the beast creation,-
We never saw a beast yet that was not tod
respectable to get drunk man is the Only
animal that is mean enough to do It ' "
WisHijcGTpsi One . of the most stri
king things ever said of him, is "that ho
changed mankinds ideas of political great
ness. To commandiug talent, and to
success, tlie 'common elements of such
greatness, he added a disregard of self, a
spotlessncss of motive, a steady submission
to every public and private duty, which
threw Jar into the shade the whole, crowd
of vulgar great The' consequence is, that1
his fame is as durable as his principles, as
lasting as truth and virtue themselves.
"CHARGE ON THE Etf EMt
7TThe "Extra" Editor, while Postmaster
General, stated in a report to the Presi
dctit, that in the year ending Juno 30th
1835, he sent the various mails of the Uni-
ted . States to the extent of 25,869,486
miles, that their actual cost amounted toll t
719,007 82 : ':-
.Precisely three years thereafter, tbis
same functionary reported to tho Presidem
that in the year ending June 30th, 1838,
the, various mails of the United States were
sent to the extent of 34,580,202 miles,
and their cost amounted to the enormous
sum of $3,231,308. : ",V -
Now, if Mr. Kendall had presented tho
transportation of the mails to be done in
1838, at the same ratio ofi compensation
paid in 1835, the sum necessary to be ex
pended in 1838, would have amounted only t
- n . . r . t ii
to 9,9,oo4 ao cents, ictne aucges
that hoexpeuded nojess than 8805,643 75
cents more than the ratio paid for like
service in 1835. Howiwas this enormous
sum Bouandored f Wlio got tho money ? -
tTheacl given-above onr; fromthcrjfez:
Postmaster Ucnemi s umciai ivcpon.
What illustrationdo7tl.K3r furnish of the ,
waste and .extravoganco of tlie spoils- ,
mcn::JII37r3i( -'- --
It is AOmcwhat extraordinary that whilo
in his third official report to the President,
he says that injthe year ending June 30th.
1837. he sent various mails of the United
States to tlie extent of 32,597,006 miles ;
but yet he does not state the cost for trans,
porta tion, or make allusion to it. Why this
mystery bat was tho reason for omit
ting so essential a piece of information ? '
We should like to see what , explanation '
he can give now, when ho has leisure . for
tho "excitement of imposition. "JUod.
Hearine a man complain that the politi
cal papers of all kinds "had become Jiara,
that for his part, he did not believe any of
them," reminded us of the old anecdote of
the miller and his three sons Coming in
to the mill, and finding a grist in the hop. .
per, the fiM man calls out Tom have s
you.toliea this-grist i. vies sir." v-:ui .
have you tolled this grist!" "Yes sir"
Sam hare you tolled this grist r. "I
sir. xou are a pacx oi lying scounareis
says the old man, "I dbnt believe a word -
you say. i u ion n myscu. ,
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